Led by the two pillars of the Democratic Party, Labor and Civil Rights, a coalition of organizations advocating for labor, civil, and human rights as well as peace, social justice, education, the environment as well as other things will rally together on 10.2.10.
10.2.10 March on Washington
Lincoln Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC
Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 12:00 noon until 4:00 pm
War on Error's Daily Kos 10.2.10 Mothership
It's the most wonderful time of the year. It's campaign season! Mid-terms are political base elections and that is why the opposition party historically does very well and with high unemployment, the opposition is set to reclaim Congress. That will be the case in 2010 unless; we organize, mobilize and energize the Democratic base.
October 2nd will be exactly one month until the mid-term elections. 10.2.10 is also Gandhi Day or the International Day of Non-violence
The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. This day is referred to in India as Gandhi Jayanti.
On 15 June 2007 the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish 2 October as the International Day of Non-Violence. The resolution by the General Assembly asks all members of the UN system to commemorate 2 October in "an appropriate manner and disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness."
Stop the navel-gazing, the teeth-gnashing, the clothes-rending and the pathetic self-pity of doom and gloom and get on a bus.
One Nation Working Together goal and vision from War on Error's excellent diary 10.2.10 March on Washington: To Do List
Get out the vote.
Imagine all the groups and organizations bringing a cogent message to all of its members, and asking all the members to help GOTV.
We don't have to reinvent the present system; however, we all know that we have not had a strong hand in choosing primary candidates. We can change that.
Imagine ONWT (members and affiliated organization), after choosing a primary candidate that we know isn't a party hack, descended from a plutocratic family, and truly will represent US as both Democratic and Republican contenders in an election. Hey, I am up for this miracle. It's doable.
Voting on Issues:
Imagine having the ability to truly submit our votes on a proposed piece of legislation on line. We could put all the partisan pollsters out of business in a flash if our legion is millions of Americans.
Imagine the next time your corrupt local Mayor, etc is up for election having your county/state ONWT team behind a decent candidiate to clean up your city hall.
ONWT teams with a state can use us to ferret out the truth about the corruption we all see around us. Let your imagination grasp this potential. Actually, NAACP has this already set up here.
Imagine the power of one central committee calling out to all members and organization when there is a service project needed in an area.
Imagine having an organized effort to organize the people to boycott a company/product/whatever that is mistreating people or doing harm to the public. We can become the Behavior Modification Squad.
The coalition that made history only two short years ago will once again come together for a single cause. The cause of progress for a more perfect union.
Here is the DC Beltway narrative for the upcoming midterm elections.
Democrats are entering the fall sprint to the midterm elections lacking a unifying message to address the lackluster economy, scrambling to come up with further job-creating remedies and out of time to show substantial results before voters go to the polls.
This is how you can change that with direct action. Help contact and get these groups involved with the 10.2.10 March on Washington.
Democracy for America
Organizing for America
Who is already on-board?
A. Philip Randolph Institute
All Hands on Deck
Amalgamated Local 171 UAW
American Federation of Teachers
American Friends Service Committee
American Rights at Work
Americans for Financial Reform
Black Leadership Forum, Inc.
Black Women’s Roundatable
Black Youth Vote
Brooklyn for Peace
California Black League of Voters
Campaign for America’s Future
Campaign for Community Change
Campaign for Peace and Democracy
Campus Camp Wellstone
Center for Community and Economic Justice
Central Jersey Coalition Against Endless War
Charlie Fink Productions
Chicago Democratic Socialists of America
Chicago Teacher’s Union – AFT Local 1
Cleveland Peace Action
Coalition of Black Trade Unionists
Coalition on Human Needs
Coffee Party Progressives
Color of Change.org
Committee of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism
Communications Workers of America
Equality Wisconsin, Inc.
Ex-Offenders Association of PA
Fellowship of Reconcilliation
Fur Cultural Revival (Darfur Community Center)
Green For All
Human Rights Campaign
Injured Workers United
Institute for Policy Studies
Institute of Caribbean Studies
International Socialist Organization
Interfaith Worker Justice
International Union of Automobile Workers of America
Jewish Funds for Justice
Jewish Labor Committee
Jobs With Justice
Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Left Labor Project
Long Island C.B.T.U.
Maine Green Independent Party
Majority Agenda Project
Maryland and DC AFL-CIO
Minnesota Coalition for a People’s Bailout
National Action Network
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Black Law Students Association
National Black Police Association
National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
National Congress of Black Women
National Council of La Raza
National Domestic Workers Alliance
National Education Association
National Exhoodus Council
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
National Immigrant Solidarity Network
National Nurses United
National Union of Home and Health Care Employees
National Urban League
New England Region – AFSC
New Haven People’s Center
New Jersey Black Issues Coalition
Pax Christi USA
Peace Action Education Fund
Peace Action Maine
Peace and Freedom Party of California
People’s Organization for Progress
Pride at Work, AFL-CIO
Progressive Democrats of America
Rainbow PUSH Coalition
Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU)
Roosevelt Institute Campus Network
School of the America’s Watch (SoA Watch)
SEIU Local 32BJ
Teamster’s Local Union 808
The Gathering For Justice
The Maryland Black Family Alliance
The New Testement Revival Cathedral
The Other 98%
The Power Online
The William Kellibrew Foundation
Tikkun-Network of Spiritual Progressives
Transport Workers Union of America
UAW, International Union
Union of the Unemployed
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union
United Food and Commerical Workers Minority Coalition
United for Justice with Peace
United for Peace and Justice
United Mine Workers of America
United States Students Association
United Steelworkers of America
US Human Rights Network
US Labor Against the War
US Peace Council– Wisconsin
Veterans for Peace
War Resisters League
Ward 7 Business and Professional Association
Washington Peace Center
Welfare Rights Committee
Women’s Action for New Directions
Young People For
Warning: There are Republican Sock Puppets actively working to dampen this rally!